Quinoa-Apricot Raisin and Nut Muffins

Makes about 2 dozen small muffins Ingredients: ½ c. apricot paste (make in food processor by blending dried apricots to a paste) ¾ c. quinoa, cooked well – make sure there is no water left in the pan 1 ½ c. oatmeal ½ c ground nuts – I used pecans but walnuts are even more […]

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Gremolata

This garnish can be used over quinoa or as a side dish on its own. Its mixture of sweet, sour, bitter and fresh adds an amazing flavor “sensation” wherever it is used. Ingredients: Six Scallions – as fresh as you can find them 2 small lemons – Meyer lemons if you can find them 2 […]

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Elegant Fig Salad

A quick and easy salad made with fresh figs. Ingredients: 2 small red onions – sliced in wide strips ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds also work well) Large bunch of lettuce (can be romaine or other salad greens) leaves torn roughly 2 cups of watercress or arugula 6 ripe fresh figs Balsamic vinegar […]

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Fennel and Orange Salad

This salad has the flair of both Arab and Sicilian influence with its combination of citrus and olives. It’s a staple in most households in Sicily. Ingredients For the Salad: 2 large oranges (navel oranges work and if you can find blood oranges, that’s even better yet) 1 head of young fennel, preferable with green […]

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Change Your Life Bread

A Recipe Adapted from My New Roots’ Life-Changing Loaf of Bread If you like a hearty slice of bread you will love this recipe! This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread is delicious. Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – not in the shell 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup […]

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Use as a Base for Wraps or for Snacking with Whole Grain Crackers or Romaine Lettuce Makes ~2 cups Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp. tahini 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 small white onion, sliced thin 1/2 tsp. olive oil (optional) 1/4 cup white balsamic […]

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The Academy Opens It’s New Series at Elawa Farm

What better venue for The Academy than at the beautiful Elawa Farm, built in the last century with it’s wonderful organic garden. A press release went out last week announcing this exciting new development. Consider joining for a class, or two or the series. I will be posting the entire schedule very soon.  Read on […]

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More to Consider About Coconut Oil

The controversy continues about coconut oil.  Is it beneficial for your health, should you consume it daily, and the “beat goes on” about the pros and cons.  I’m constantly looking for good research on the subject and today came across this article from Nutrition Action that actually sites some research studies that I will be […]

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Quick and Delicious Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: Two ripe (not overly ripe) bananas Two ripe avocados – should be ripe enough to be soft to the touch and maybe a little dark in color on the outside 6- 8 Tablespoons of raw cacao – if difficult to find use the best organic ground cocoa that you can find 1 Teaspoon vanilla […]

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